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Have your say on vision for 140km, £4billion Cambridgeshire metro system

Plans for the £4bn Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) project are continuing to move forward with the launch of a consultation on the vision for the whole 140km system.

Have you say on the latest stage of the CAM project
Have you say on the latest stage of the CAM project

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has created a draft policy framework that looks at the network, which would run from St Neots to Mildenhall and from Alconbury to Haverhill, and how it would work together.

It includes the project’s objectives relating to the economy, housing and the environment as well as some of its targets, such as having the regional routes operational from 2024 onwards, with the Cambridge tunnel section by 2029. There is also a proviso that this is subject to planning permission, other approvals and, of course, funding.

The Combine Authority board has set up an online consultation that will allow residents, businesses and groups to give their views.

Mayor James Palmer said: “This document, for the first time, sets out in detail the vision for the CAM as a whole system.

“It forms part of the Combined Authority’s wider plan to deliver a world-class transport network for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that supports sustainable growth and opportunity for all.

“Our earlier community consultation on the Cambridge tunnels showed how excited people are by this project. I’m looking forward to getting more feedback on this policy vision for a joined-up region where world-leading, fast, low-carbon public transport is an option for all.”

The 16-page policy document is part of the Local Transport Plan, which was published in March and looks at challenges and opportunities for the area.

The consultation went live on Monday (May 4) and will close at 5pm on July 17.

The survey can be found at surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DLSJSQM where there is also a link to the policy document.

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